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The 569-year-old Gutenberg Bible at the Beinecke Library is always a highlight of Yale tours. But the oldest surviving book printed with movable type now has some much older neighbors: a Japanese woodblock print—and the miniature pagoda built to house it—from 1,250 years ago. The Beinecke says it is the earliest known printed text that can be reliably dated.

Filed under Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Gutenberg Bible, Japanese woodblock prints
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